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    Re: Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I wouldn't support it. At the same time...saying the guy should be recalled and thrown out of office...what happens if the citizens of his city agree with him?
    This city is down the street from where I live. The illegals would probably vote for the current mayor, so he has some motivation here.

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    Re: Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote

    If I lived in that town I'd make it my life's mission to oust that mayor and anyone on the council who voted for such an unconstitution breach of citizen rights.

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    Re: Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote

    Unbelievable. Why would anyone on any side of the political spectrum support such utter rubbish? I think we should advertise free drivers licenses and voting rights to anyone here illegally and then give a date and time when they have to show up. Then when they show up, say, "we lied" and arrest, prosecute, and deport every one of them.

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    Re: New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    1) Connecticut, as far as I know, isn't exactly a prime nexus of illegal immigration.

    2) He has a point in that there are taxpayers who pay local taxes who do not have a say in how those local taxes are allocated.

    3) Illegal immigration would be less of a problem if we could make it more affordable and less bureaucratic, which is the kind of reform we need to lower illegal immigration.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    This city is down the street from where I live. The illegals would probably vote for the current mayor, so he has some motivation here.

    Next week he is going to ask for all the people in North Korea to have the right to do write-in ballots.
    He needs a psychological exam and a rubber suit.

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    Re: New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    1) Connecticut, as far as I know, isn't exactly a prime nexus of illegal immigration.

    2) He has a point in that there are taxpayers who pay local taxes who do not have a say in how those local taxes are allocated.

    3) Illegal immigration would be less of a problem if we could make it more affordable and less bureaucratic, which is the kind of reform we need to lower illegal immigration.
    1. maybe, but it might become one.
    2. yes, but they are still illegal in the country.
    3. maybe. Here is the question, what makes you think the US wants/needs more immigrants (legal/illegal)? Does a country not have a right to establish who it wants to migrate based on economic needs and what our resources can sustain.? If I had an endless supply of money I would take the Feds to court over immigration policy and lack of illegal alien enforcement from an environmental basis. (I am not a tree hugger, but I do believe the land can only support so many people. Just look at parts of Africa)
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    Re: New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections(edited)

    Anyone holding an address within the city limits should be able to vote.
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    Re: New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections(edited)

    Republicans sometimes argue that people who don't pay taxes shouldn't get to vote. And yet if you suggest that the inverse would also hold true, they get upset...
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    Re: New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections(edited)

    Here's one of the problems with CT politics.

    That mayor is not going to get voted out because, likely, he run's uncontested. In Ansonia, voting is a farce. There is generally only one person in each position to vote for, lol.
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    Re: New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Anyone holding an address within the city limits should be able to vote.
    I have to disagree. That notion disregards the importance of citizenship. A citizen is a person who understands the ideals of the nation and agrees to work toward its good and not just for himself. JFK's famous quote "ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country" embodies the idea of citizenship. Someone born here grows up learning our history and culture. Someone from another country who moves here and chooses to become a citizen must learn what we're about and take a test and jump through many hurdles to become an American.

    Citizenship is not the same thing as residency. You're not a citizen simply because of your presence. You're a citizen out of a commitment to country. Someone who's moved here only for their own economic gain who doesn't believe in the country should not be allowed to vote. Yes, it's possible that some people may be here and believe in the country, but haven't acquired citizenship yet. I sympathize, but they need to go through the legal process and attain citizenship. Then they can vote.

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